[Nfbc-info] Fwd: Nfbc-info Digest, Vol 107, Issue 2

Ramona Longoria ramona.longoria at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 21:26:54 UTC 2014

*Mary Willows, President*

*3934 Kern Court*

*Pleasanton, CA 94588*

*(925) 462-8575*

*mwillows at sbcglobal.net <mwillows at sbcglobal.net>*

April 1, 2014

Greetings Fellow Federationists,

*New Branding: Who We Are and What We Do*

I want to start this bulletin with some great news about the new branding
of the National Federation of the Blind.  After many months of research and
soul searching we have a new one minute message which can be thought of as
the "elevator speech".  I believe you will agree that encompasses who we
are and what we do.  Here it is:

"The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future.  Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams.  You can have the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back."

*Shop at Amazon Smile and Support the NFB of California*

The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of
eligible products on a quarterly basis to the National Federation of the
Blind of California.  All you have to do is:

1) Click on the link below or go to www.smile.amazon.com, which will take
you directly to Amazon Smile. If you use this link, The National Federation
of the Blind of California Inc is already selected as your chosen


2) Shop as usual and shop often!  Our affiliate will automatically receive
your donation.  As far as I can tell most products seem to be eligible.

*River City Chapter 2nd Annual Hair in the Wind Fundraising Event*

Come join the River City Chapter, the Society for the Blind, the Sacramento
Lions Club, and the Sacramento Area Miata Car Club for a day of fun!

Take a spin in a hot little sports car!  Join us for this fun community
event.  Come on out to enjoy a free 30-minute ride in a convertible! it's
fun, and once you've done it, you just can't get enough! Then enjoy some
great food and fellowship with new and old friends.  Tri-tip or chicken
sandwiches, chips and beverages will be available for purchase.  Come out
and support the River City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind
of California.

*Where: Society for the Blind *

*   1238 S Street *

*             Sacramento, CA 95811 *

*When:  May 17, 2014 *

*Time:   10:00 am--2:00pm or until all registered guests ride!*

*Reserve Your Ride Today! *

To register for your ride please RSVP to Ralph Gingrich by April 30th.

Phone:  916-721-4499 or 916-223-2513

Email:  rkitman at surewest.net

I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday May 17th for a fun filled day!
-  Tiffany Manosh, President, River City Chapter

*Imagine Team NFBCAL*

Imagine creating a future full of opportunities for the blind.   Join Team
NFBCAL and make the dream come true.  The Kenneth Jernigan Institute
provides programs and literature to help parents of blind children and
blind adults to develop the skills and confidence needed to be successful
in life.  Go to www.nfb.org/ImaginingOurFuture to donate or send a check to
NFB, 200 E. Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230.  Be sure to write
Imagination Fund California on the memo line.

*Save the Date:  Pathfinder Chapter Casino Day Fundraiser*

CALIFORNIA cordially invites you out for a exciting day at the casino for a
roll of the dice There will be a lot of fun while on your way to that Lucky
pot of gold!

Where: Viejas Casino and Outlet Mall

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Pick up location: Greenline park and ride station parking lot, 11901 South
Crenshaw Blvd., Hawthorne, CA Cross Street: 120th St.

Time: 7:30 a.m. (The bus will leave at 8 AM sharp and will not wait for

Return: approximately 6 PM

Donation: $21 (no refunds)

You must be 21 years and older with a valid government issued ID.

For further information contact President, Rochelle Houston
rhouston58 at gmail.com 323-807-0300

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with Me for!*

*The National Federation of the Blind*

*Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter Fund Raiser *

*When**: Sunday June 8, 2014 (Adults only)*

*Where**: Elks Riverside Lodge #643 6166 Brockton Ave., Riverside, CA 92506*

*Time**: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM*

*Donation**: $12.00 per ticket if purchased before event and $15.00 at the
door day of the event. *

*Contact Person**: Pamela
Chase                                                     Cell 951-532-6525
Email **pschase at ca.rr.com* <pschase at ca.rr.com>

*About the Event**: The afternoon promises to be fun! Swing dance to THE
JIMMY DRAPER BAND. Drawings throughout the afternoon. Gifts included
surprise baskets, Assistive Technology, Vendor OVAC Inc. 50/50, and a
$25.00 Best Buy gift card and much more. Don't miss out! Come and have some

*DIRECTIONS:* Please complete form below.  Make donations payable to the
-NFB Riverside/San Bernardino Chapter. Please give form and donation to a
Chapter Member or you can mail the form and donation to:

NFB Riverside San Bernardino Chapter

ATT. Pamela Chase

1865 Taylor Ave.

Corona, CA 92882



*Full Name: ___________________________________*

*Address: ______________________________________*

*Phone: _______________________________________*

*Email Address:_________________________________*

*Name of person who told you about the event:

*Free firefly iPad App*

Try the Kurzweil 3000-firefly iPad App for yourself today - free trials for
firefly on the web.  Already have the App? Make sure to download the latest
updates from your iPad App Store.  Click on the link below for your free


*Best of Orlando*

Have you made your travel plans for Orlando yet? "iGive" is a website that
offers many purchasing options from which the California affiliate can
benefit.  Go to www.igive.com and create an account and designate the
National Federation of the Blind of California as your preferred
organization.  I suggest clicking on "Travel", then on "Best of Orlando".

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Today's Topics:

   1. 2014 April Bulletin (Mary Willows)
   2. Chapter meeting reminder (Lisamaria Martinez, NOMC)
   3. New member saying hi (adrijana prokopenko)
   4. Magazine for blind penpals (adrijana prokopenko)


Message: 1
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:25:09 -0700
From: "Mary Willows" <mwillows at sbcglobal.net>
To: "'NFB of California List'" <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>
Subject: [Nfbc-info] 2014 April Bulletin
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Hello All,

Have you been looking for your April Bulletin?  Well, here it is.  See the

Please donate to Braille Enrichment for Learning & Literacy (BELL) by
sending your tax deductible donation to:

National Federation of the Blind of California (NFBC)

3934 Kern Court

Pleasanton, CA 94588

Thank you,

Mary Willows, President NFBC

mwillows at sbcglobal.net

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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:19:43 -0700
From: "Lisamaria Martinez, NOMC" <lmartinez217 at gmail.com>
To: NFB of California List <nfbc-info at nfbnet.org>,
        nfbceastbay at gmail.com,  Lauren Manierre <lmanierr at gmail.com>, Lily
        Liang <liang.lily1 at gmail.com>,  'Darian Smith' <dsmithnfb at gmail.com>
Subject: [Nfbc-info] Chapter meeting reminder
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Read below for the deets.
> Begin forwarded message:
>> Hello,
>> The East Bay Chapter will be holding their second teleconference
>> chapter meeting this Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m. Pick up your
>> phones and dial:
>> Conference Dial-in Number: (712) 432-1500
>> and enter the access code: 1082284#
>> Last meeting was memorable with guest speakers Jim Barbour and Michael
>> Lei. This month be wowed by Serena Olsen, and cross your fingers for
>> Julie Deden (Director of the Colorado Center for the Blind). These two
>> lovely ladies will chat about the Peace Corps--the current, the past,
>> and the future.
>> Also mark your calendars for Saturday April 5. Our social outing for
>> the month will be at ? drum roll please ?
>> The famous Pyramid alehouse located at 901 Gilman in Berkeley. Here?s
>> a link to their site: http://www.pyramidbrew.com/alehouses/berkeley/.
>> This outing will be chapter member Serena Olsen?s last outing with
>> Federationists since her departure date to Kyrgyzstan is slated for
>> April 23. Join us on Saturday for tasty food, tasty beer, and tasty
>> company (oops, I mean, great company).
>> Please RSVP to Lisamaria by emailing lmartinez217 at gmail.com or
>> text/call 510-289-2577. Time will be firmed up once RSVPs start
>> rolling in. Let?s try to get 10 cane and dog users at Pyramid!
>> Signing off,
>> Lisamaria Martinez, Chapter President
>> East Bay Chapter of the NFBC
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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:50:46 +0200
From: adrijana prokopenko <adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: [Nfbc-info] New member saying hi
        <CAOQ972819je1--KC=0gU7USMQTkgiO30doenmiUqYYh04w3NRg at mail.gmail.com>
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I just joined this list, so thought to write and say hello to the
group. My name is Adrijana and I am a lady of 35 from Macedonia. I am
a blind teacher of English working with blind children and really
enjoy my job. If you would like to make friends with me or know
someone who does, feel free to share this info with others and email
me back.



Message: 4
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 05:52:45 +0200
From: adrijana prokopenko <adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com>
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
Subject: [Nfbc-info] Magazine for blind penpals
        <CAOQ9729J7CaRnuRWNOADBc79m49zpnExFdFTCw+j81ugQ6m14w at mail.gmail.com>
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 Hello again,

 Wanted to tell you about my magazine for blind penpals. It is free,
comes out weekly by email and consists of penpal ads of members who
would like to make new friends by email or other social media. So far,
we got almost 400 blind members from all over the world and if you
would like to subscribe, feel free to email me at:
adrijana.prokopenko at gmail.com

Feel free to spread the word about the magazine as well, so it reaches
more and more people.



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